Impact of Office of Indian Energy Investments in Tribal Energy Projects, 2010–2018

  • More than 170 funded tribal energy projects
  • Over $70 million in DOE investments
  • Nearly $154 million in total project value
  • Over 32 megawatts of new generation installed on tribal lands
  • Collective tribal savings of more than $14 million each year

Success Stories

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Old Ways Fuel Future Vision, Local Economy for Alaska Native Village
Huslia’s wood biomass system saves money, creates jobs, and keeps energy dollars in the community.
March 31, 2020
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Tribe Sees Big Payout, Bright Future in Solar Energy
Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians’ 700-kilowatt solar system cuts costs, generates energy and optimism.
March 20, 2020
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DOE-Funded Solar Project Helps Spokane Tribe Reduce Homeowners’ Monthly Energy Cost from $240 to Less Than $9
When completed this summer, the Initiative will add 650 kilowatts of solar capacity to tribal buildings and save about $2.8 million over 30 years.
June 19, 2019
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Can Solar Work in Alaska? Hughes Village Says Yes.
The Native Village of Hughes just installed the bones of a 120-kilowatt solar photovoltaic system that will cut diesel use and costs.
February 6, 2019
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